It seems that, according to Bob McKenzie, Ehrhoff won't be back with the Canucks. In turn, Gillis is looking into trading his negotiating rights prior to free agency, hoping to get something back for him. I'm fine with this as I figured Hoff would want top dollar, and he's only been with the team for 2 years so it's not like he has a ton of loyalty there a la Bieksa. He'll probably get close to $6 million a season, and for probably 5-6 years on the open market. Hoff's a very good dman as long as he doesn't play more than 22 minutes a night, and as long as you don't expect him to play against the other team's top forwards. I don't think he's worth $6 million a season so I'd let another team pay that. The Nucks will have a good chunk of cap space to spend if he moves on - the question will be, as with many other teams - who is there to spend any money on?